Caring for your Standout Wood Furniture

Introduction

Your Standout furniture has been built using renowned solid American hardwood and finished with a durable, water-resistant, topcoat. Follow the care and maintenance recommendations below and it should provide you with many years of enjoyment.

Environment and Placement

Your furniture naturally expands and contracts slightly with ordinary changes in relative humidity and temperature. This normal process has been taken into consideration in the design of your furniture and it does not affect quality, sturdiness, or useful life. The key is to avoid extreme humidity and temperature changes.

  • Ideal Temperature: between 65F and 75F.
  • Ideal Relative Humidity: between 35% and 40%.
  • Position furniture out of direct sunlight (reposition or use window treatments if necessary)
  • Position furniture away from heat or air-conditioning vents, humidifiers, radiators, space heaters and fireplaces.

Setup and Everyday Usage

Your furniture is made from naturally dent-resistant wood and finished with a durable topcoat that is resistant to liquids. While quite durable, it is not, however, immune to damage. Follow these practices to keep it looking beautiful.

  • Exercise extreme care when placing items in and/or on your furniture.
  • Lift rather than drag items across your furniture surfaces.
  • Use coasters when resting beverages on your furniture.
  • Keep solvents such as nail polish remover and alcohol away from your furniture.

Cleaning Instructions

The finish on your Standout Designs furniture is of high quality; proper care and maintenance will improve the longevity of your furniture. For cleaning, you will need the following:

  • 3 soft cloths
  • Mild hand dishwashing soap
  • Cold water

Mix the cleaning solution by combining 1 tablespoon of the mild dish soap with 6‐1/4 cups of cold water. It is important to not use soaps with strong chemicals such as ammonia, degreasers, silicone, and bleach as these products will harm the finish of your furniture.

Dampen a soft cloth with the cleaning solution and rub the wooden surface in the direction of the grain. Next, take another soft cloth, dampened with plain cold water, to remove any soap or residue from the furniture. Finally, use a dry cloth to completely dry the furniture; working in the direction of the grain (It is important to dry the surface completely in order to protect the wood from warping).